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enforcement and the public health community isn't unique now just to drug policy. we also see that partnership in the debate about gun violence. that is why when president obama announced 23 executive actions to reduce gun violence in america, he also included actions to address the role that mental health plays in reducing this challenge. and there are common sense steps supported not only by law enforcement, but there are common sense steps that he has proposed that are also supported by the public health community. let me close by telling you further what drug policy reform looks like from my perspective. it's about helping women with substance use disorders get access to prenatal care so that their children get a healthy start in life. it's about showing teenagers that a healthy plan to adulthood so that they can succeed as productive members of society with the skills they need to compete in a 2 19th century -- 21st century workplace are given to them. and it's about giving that person who struggled with addiction an opportunity to go to treatment and receive support in their recovery. an
. an american born in south korea, skim a doctor, a leading global health advocate and winner of a so-called macarthur genius grant. in the late 1980s he demonstrated against world bank policies even calling for its end. last year picked by president obama he became the bank's chief after serving as president of dartmouth college since 2009. i talked with dr. kim at world bank headquarters in washington this morning and b by asking what's new in his goal of attacking poverty. >> we feel the fact that there's still 1.2 billion people living in absolute pove, which is less than $1.25 a day, is a stain on our collective conscience. >> suarez: a stain? >> a stain. over the past 25 years we've made progress. we've gone from 4% of the people living in absolute poverty to 21% today most of that was because china grew so rapidly. but now the tough work remains. what we're seeing is a 1% a year drop in global poverty but what's going to happen is that that curve will flatten out dramatically and what we're saying is we now need to bend that arc downwards and really end poverty and it's going to take a lo
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